Student, are you Aalto University’s next campus guide?
Are you interested in working with different stakeholders, providing you with an opportunity to have your input in the development of Aalto University’s campus experiences and to build new international networks? Could you be our team’s next campus guide?
Your main task is to do guided tours of Aalto University’s Otaniemi campus. Themes of guided tours can be architecture, art, the history of the university and campus, a sustainable campus, and sights around the university campus. As a campus guide, you provide the personnel, visitors and other members of our community with memorable and unique campus experiences.
Most visitors come from outside Finland, including architects, alumni, teachers, business representatives, partners from different universities, and tourists. An ideal candidate should have fluent English skills, Finnish and other languages skills are regarded as welcome bonus. To succeed in this role, the candidates need to have good communication, customer service and organizational skills. An ideal candidate is interested in the university’s activities and development We are looking for energetic students who are not afraid of new situations.
Ellen Heikkilä, campus guide
"As a campus guide, you learn to perform and react quickly to different situations."
Campus guides work under a guide coordinator who agrees and coordinates tours with visitors. New guides will be paid EUR 25 per tour for the first four tours, regardless of the type of tour. Subsequently, guides will be paid EUR 50 per guided tour. The duration of one campus tour is 1.5 hours, and it includes the following buildings: Dipoli, Undergraduate Centre, Learning Centre, Väre and the School of Business. All guides will receive training and get an access to the video training material, general rules and good practices as well as the campus tour’s scripts. The campus tours are generally held on working hours and sometimes during evenings and weekends.
If you are interested in joining our team of campus guides, send a short video clip in English by 6 April (max. 5 minutes), presenting yourself and explaining why you would be a suitable candidate to be a campus tour guide. Candidates may be invited to do a 10 minute campus tour with a provided script
Tranings will start in the end of April and actual guiding in the beginning of May.
Apply here: Campus guide application spring 2022
Let’s make the campus a lively and diverse meeting place!